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now "good morning
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maryland." a new law before you get behind your wheel this morning and it has to do with your cell phone. we will explain coming up. and will she walk out a free woman or spend decades maybe the rest of her life hyped bars. today, we are talking -- we will learn what happens to amanda knox. it's never been do have been and we will have 500 feet above the ground for a crew trying to repair the earthquake damage to the washington monument. we will teak you there and give you a look on this monday, october 3rd. good morning maryland. i am charley crowson. let's get to meteorologist justin berk but before that. happy birthday to the magickingdom in orland o. disney world, -- orlando. disney world celebrating a birthday. that's why we have the mky mouse cup out this morning -- mickey mouse cup out this morning. >> much better in october than july from personal experience. we are trying to shake and bake things because it's chilly. 44 ocean city. matching our mark of 44. and we have seen a few local spots in the upper 30s as we
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had a little clearing allowing for temperatures to drop even lower. clouds may lock in place again for today. 34 oakland and they had snow over the weekend in garrett county and didn't stick but it stuck in the high country. canadian valley got it. snowshoe west virginia and up across the ridge and pennsylvania by 7 springs. this morning we are not talking about well i will talk about snow. and i will show you pictures. i don't know what's going on with the cameras this morning. we have ourselves this area of low pressure that's stalled and locked in place. we will step out of the way. let's do that. snow showers back in the mountains rain showers for us. and yes, the clouds making a return and beer back to 55 this afternoon. two degree guaranteed high a few showers won't be a washout. but you may want to carry the umbrella and something warm to cover you up. tanya how is it this morning on the roads. >> reporter: it's okay. think the cameras have mind of their own. an accident at white marsh at the outer loop in the cleanup
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stages. let's look live at 95. this is just south of 195. most of the traffic is running southbound. but it's moving well. no problems to report. 95 north at 395 that broken down car is gone. let's look at the jfx from the 41st street overpass past the pepsi plant. most traffic heading southbound toward downtown. and fayette street. with the light traffic, drive times are doing fine. traveling harrisburg expressway southbound from shawan to the beltway just five minutes and 95 southbound out of white marsh to the beltway 6 minutes and traveling the outer loop bel air to providence 6 minutes and 795 to 70 takes you 7 minutes. backs to you there's a important law to know about involving your cell phone and texting while driving. linda so is live out there in the vehicle to tell us all about the changes. linda. >> reporter: well, charley, before you were allowed to read or text your e mail while driving but it's illegal and it's illegal to do that even if
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you are stopped at a red light. new restrictions took effect on saturday. it means that now aid primary offense if you are caught reading your e mail or text while driving. officers can have no other reason to pull you over if he see you looking at your phonefor too long you can get a ticket. first offense care yeas $70 fine and ul you can get one point in the driver's license. law close as loophole so remember now you are not allowed to text while driving or read your text while driving and if you want to talk on the phone, tough keep it hands free. it's all aimed at keeping you safe on the road especially young drivers who are most likely to get no a text related crash. >>i think there's lot of distraction while driving but texting your eyes are anywhere near the road and that makes it more difficult to drive. when you are not looking at the road, how do you know when someone is stopped in front of you. >> reporter: if you are behind the wheel and driving, you can
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still use your phone to dial 911 or to use your gps. live linda so abc2 news. florida has eased penalties for teens who send or receive sexually explicit photos. one of the old laws if caught could be charged with a felony and register as a sex offender. the first offense is punishable by 8 hours of community service or $60 fine and the second offense is a misdemeanor and the third becomes a felony a state representatives says the laws to design kids lives were not ruined through youthful indiscretion. look at a wreck in philadelphia. police say a 9-year-old boy was behind the wheel of this now mangled car. they saysway consider -- they say was driving down the road when the car flipped and crashed into a treatment he was taken to the hospital with head and neck injuries listed in critical but stable condition. no word on how far that child
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drove or where his parents were at the time. the 56 annual miramar air show is underway in california. and this year's event is the 100th year of naval aviation. more than 700,000 people expected for the weekend long exhibition of the modern and historic planes and fighter jets as well. it features performances by navy's blue angels and the army golden knights parachute team. saturday's show ened with fireworks and a popular great wall fire explosive ordinance display. the show stopping inferno measures 2500 feet and set a guinness book of world record back in 2000. this is one large order of nachos. it's also in the guinness book of world records. this is displayed on the horseshoe shaped table, it's 3400 pounds. the ingredients including 1100 pounds of nacho chips, 820 pounds of cheese, and 450
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pounds of salsa. the restaurant north of boston returned the return of the nachos to the menu and used to help raise money for the boys and girls club. 5:36 and started out as a small event almost 40 years ago. now it is turned into a celebration of sorts high above the sky and it's all alive with color. and a song and dance is unforgettable. now the king of pop's famous style is on stage performing in a traveling show. we will look at that in a bit. you are watching "good morning maryland" the latest news, weather and traffic everything you need for your monday morning. 3q
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the northern lights. maybe the lights of the street reflicked on the clouds above. check -- lee frequented on the clouds above. check -- reflected on the clouds above. we are down to 39 in ellicott city. 43 towson and darlington. eastern shore don't want to leave you out in chestertown 43. denton in caroline county at 44 and back to the west mount airy at 42. we are wrapping around the large upper-level low pressure system. it's stuck and this is the pattern for the last two weeks. great lakes is where it was stuck before. that pulled out of here and wereplaced it with what we have overhead now over the weekend. rain showers primarily and it is pretty heavy west of hagerstown to hancock and snow showers still into the mountain. but we will watch this stuff here pivot through and i think we see a return of rain and i want to highlight the wind forecast relatively light underneath the low pressure. we need stronger winds to pull this out and i think we get one last wave of low pressure to
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pull in the wind late tomorrow and on into wednesday and that will dry us out. but mostly cloudy skies mid-40s to mid-50s with rain showers today. and wait until you see the rest of the week i promise, i promise you will like it. that's coming up in few minutes. tanya. >> reporter: i believe you. we are wrapping up an accident on white marsh boulevard at the outer loop. police are on the scene trying to get that out of the way. let's look at our live traffic cameras starting out on the outer loop at frederick road. no problems he to report on your road. your trip from pikesville through catonsville. doing okay there. jfx at north avenue, same deal. southbound traffic is moving well towards fayette street. downtown nothing to worry b drive times are still doing okay. harrisburg expressway southbound from shawan to the beltway takes about five minutes and 59 southbound on white marsh to the beltway 6 minutes. and bel air to providence and 7 minutes between 795 and 70. charley. thousands turn out for the albaquerky international
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balloon fiesta. the fall tradition began in 1972 with 13 balloons. now the festival is the largest ballooning event on earth. it is the most photographed event as well. the largest annual international event held in the u.s. and on saturday, the festival broke a world record launching 345 balloons within an who you're time. official confirmation from beginsous records will be -- guinness records will be in the next few weeks in week two of a trial that has so many glued andwatching. what is speced to happen in the trial of michael jackson's former doctor. >> reporter: amanda knox trial is underway this morning in italy. details object the -- on the trial coming up.
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look for the only mark of genuine keurig quality. now "good morning maryland." this morning a amanda knox is speced to learn her fate and go before an italian appeals court to deliver the final plea to a jury. she has been fighting the conviction now for four years. corinne redman has details of what could come from court today. >> reporter: this morning, the entire world is watching to see what verdict will come down from the italian appeals court. a ruling is expected this morning on whether she can be freed after spending four years
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in prison. she is in court now making her plea. amanda knox and her ex- boyfriend were convicted of killing her british born roommate. the decision to set her free will be made by two judges and six jurors. this is what she had to say so far this morning in court. >> nor something -- for something i didn't do. because i am innocent. >> reporter: now knox was sentenced to 26 years in prison but she has denied any wrongdoing. corinne redman, abc2 news. 5:47. testimony resumes today in the involuntary manslaughter trial on dr. conrad murray. week two of the trial is expected to pick up where it left off last week with testimony from the emergency room doctor who pronoinsed michael jack -- pronounced michael jackson dead. he testified murray never mentioned he gave him propofol the judge blamed for his death.
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prosecutors are tying to prove he misled pair medics. >> did you ask dr. murray how long the patient was in this condition or how long the patient was down? >> i did ask him that. >> and what did dr. murray say in response to that question? >> it just happened right when i called you. >> prosecutors say murray didn't have someone call 911 immediately and instead, they say he gave himself time to clear away incriminating drug vials from the room. testimony today is expected to detail the attempt later at the hospital to bring jackson back to life. michael jackson's last moments alive may bt focus in a -- focus -- may be the focus in a loose loss courtroom. but the pinning of pop slot machine day views this weekend. his mother and three kids saw the premier of the new cirque du soleil traveling show michael jackson the world tour features his songs and dance moves and is going to tour 47 cities in the u.s. and canada
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before making its permanent home in las vegas next year. more people walked on the moon than the washington monument. five member crew has been repelling down the side of the building, 500 feet above washington skyline trying to repair the earthquake damage from late august. armed with cameras and ipads, they are assessing the damage from the earthquake left behind. the cracks and broken piece of stone say they have been too bessy to realize how amazing the assignment has been. listen. >> to be here and the experience of looking at a building this historical is pretty amazing. >> well the crew has been delayed by weather so they will be back at it today until all damage is repaired. that's an amazing sight and one i know i would enjoy having. how about you? >> you know better from down here looking up. and then we can get a camera on top of the helmets looking down. i would take a flight around the monument. by the way, some rain showers skirting around the monuments this morning heading into
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southern anne arundel couldn'tity south of route 50 and south annapolis we have rain heading towards county south of route 50 and south and alleys and we have rain heading towards the county. it may try to clip you in annapolis in the next 30 minutes. otherwise we will pull back a little wider. watch this circulation wrapping it eve -- itself around. it pulls back through the ohio valley. low pressure locked on top of maryland and this slowly begins to pull out heading through today. we are locked underneath chilly airflow and snow back in towards the mountain. we take it chores and as -- closer and you can see we have a resurgence of rain showers. and what happens here is you notice this little pulsing. that pulsing is just going through one of its cycles right now as it swines swings -- swings rain showers through
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area. some of you may have seen the stars, with clearing just a few hours ago. we lock in underneath area of low pressure and we are going continue the threat of showers. at least through tomorrow morning. the good news here is one last wave of low pressure off the coast pulls up into new england and that should help to dry us out and even though we are stuck with more clouds tomorrow we break sun and warm things up a little bit and a whole lot of clearing going on for the end of the week. today, 55 still well below normal. plan for showers and just not a washout. more or less like the weekend. 44 tonight and tomorrow will push back into the 60s and how do you like sunshine? for five days straight, 70 by wednesday. we push the low to mid-70s thursday and friday and even warmer over the week. it's 5:51. even tanya who loves the chill as much as i do can enjoy that. >> reporter: i loving the sunshine much more. we have a new accident reported 83 southbound harrisburg expressway so be careful
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passing through there. a live look at beltway on the northwest side. this is 695 at old court road. no problems to report. as you are traveling from 795 to 70 on the outer loop, no issues in are way. jfx at northern parkway, we have pretty light traffic but it's flowing freely southbound between the beltway and fayette street. charley. >> when you say it's taken far too long more than ten years after the tragedy workers from ground zero sickened may soon finally be on their way tocompensation. and it's designed to get baltimore moving and healthy and it begins today. what the city is doing to promote healthier lifestyles. we will explain when "good morning maryland" returns on this monday october 3rd. ♪
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five things to know. new reold september 11th victim compensation fund will start taking am cages today. that fund is intended to help people who became ill after work ground zero and others who sicknesses came about from the sight. today the u.s. supreme court starts a new term. it is topping the list of
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issues the constitutionality of the health care reform law and other issues affirmative action and abortion to be considered by the justices. comptroller will visit baltimore city and count yint -- county school reviewing state funded construction projects. he will review -- review the progress of the projects. katy o'malley and head of the let's move campaign sally sampson of chop chop magazine launch chop chop maryland a program promoting fun and healthy eating for maryland families. every month for the next year a healthy easy recipe will be pee tured using maryland inembread cents. mayor stephanie raul-blake and city council members invite you to join them to kick off the week long campaign
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promoting exercise and healthy habits. [audio not understandable] news time is 5:56. and imagine getting a piece of mail that says you should be heading to jail. up next how scammers are trying to scare you into coming up with bail money for something you didn't even know you did. plus, the effects doctors say losing your home could have on your health. and some people in california warned to be ready to evac i wasbecause of a fast moving wild fire. find out where it's headed when "good morning maryland" returns with the latest. the 6:00 hour is ahead. confidence. available in color. depend for women is now peach. looks and fits like underwear. same great protection. depend. good morning. great day. i could use all the help i can get. like nutella, a delicious hazelnut spread that's perfect on multigrain toast, even whole-wheat waffles,
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